Experience-independent development of dendritic organization in the avian nucleus laminaris.

@article{Parks1987ExperienceindependentDO,
  title={Experience-independent development of dendritic organization in the avian nucleus laminaris.},
  author={Thomas N. Parks and Steven S Gill and Hughlings Jackson},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={1987},
  volume={260 2},
  pages={312-9}
}
The third-order auditory neurons of the avian nucleus laminaris (NL) have distinct dorsal and ventral dendritic tufts that receive their predominant synaptic input from, respectively, the ipsilateral and contralateral cochlear nucleus. Beginning about embryonic day (E) 14 in the chick and continuing for some weeks after hatching, NL neurons undergo a complex series of morphological transformations that result in the formation of a steep anteromedial-to-posterolateral gradient of increasing… CONTINUE READING